Class Information and Schedule

Are you intrigued by some of the art and how it is created?  Maybe you have an idea of your own that you think you might like to try…. or perhaps you are just curious.  A needle felting class might be something you might like to try.  Please check the schedule and the locations below and see if a class might work for you.  We tend to have alot of fun in class and sometimes students see  projects go in directions they  never thought possible.  Many of the students feel that they are not all that artistic, but no one said you had to be ….just come and enjoy learning needle felting and enjoy the camaraderie.  Hope to see you soon!!!  If you would like to receive an email with the schedule as I update it please contact me at irene@ireneheckel.com and ask to be added to my email list.

Schedule Of Needle Felting Classes

I am constantly adding new classes.  Checkout my current list of classes below to see which of our classes interest you.

Klay Hawk Studio 

Critter Class – Barnyard Animals

One of our most popular classes, because it allows you make a “critter” (cat, dog, mouse, pig, etc).  Play with color and learn new tips and techniques, plus make a cute new creation. This “critter class” will be focused on our barnyard friends, so pigs, cows, chicks, etc are all on the table (and I am sure that there will be a few others!)
Friday & Saturday March 27th & 28th  11am – 3pm each day
Cost of Class $75

Create A Fiber Painting – Spring Themed

Welcome Spring! ….. and learn to use fibers to “paint” a picture.  We will be starting with a prefelt base (sheet of partially felted wool), a simple photo or design of your choice – perhaps a single focal item and a simple background – you choose and bring with you (I will have a few designs with me as well, but I would prefer that you bring something that excites you).  Please enlarge your photo ahead of time to apprx 8 x 10…it will make it easier to use it as a reference. Then, using our fibers and needles we will try and recreate our picture in fiber (and of course use our creative license! )  There will be an extra $5 charge for the prefelt sheet if you need one.
Friday & Saturday  April 17th & 18th 11am  -3pm each day
Cost of Class $75

Stab & Gab is generally The second Thursday of each month from 12pm – 3pm.  Being there once a month will give everyone access to fiber, supplies, etc., also.  The address is 18 Carolyn Dr. in Candler.  Your GPS will get you there, I am about 3 miles from Smokey Park Hwy. The cost is $15 per session.  Please check with me in case there are any date changes!!  March’s date is the 12th.

Fruits and Veggies With Faces

One of our most popular classes!  Especially for those who would love to create characters!  Learn a bit more about facial features and how to create them without the pressure of creating human face (just yet!) and give your favorite fruit or veggie some personality  Fun Class!!
Friday  & Saturday April 15th & 16th 11am – 3pm each day
Cost of Class $75

 To Register for classes at this location, you need to contact me directly – I will be keeping all the lists for the classes at this location  contact me at Irene@ireneheckel.com or call me at 516-527-4633.   Classes must be paid for in advance, check, cash or credit card (Visa/MC only).
Payment can be mailed to:
Irene Heckel Originals
18 Carolyn Dr.
Candler NC 28715
 If for some reason you have paid for class and cannot attend, I will gladly move you to another class of your choice.  Contact me if any questions or you need to make other payment arrangements and I will do what I can.

Klay Hawk Studio
41 Hawkins Dr.
Leicester, NC 28748
contact Irene Heckel-Volpe 516-527-4633


Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists

I am happy to announce that we have a new location to have our classes in  Hendersonville,  in association with Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists.  The location of classes will be at Historic Johnson Farm (see address below).  If you wish to register for classes at this location, please visit the website for Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists (www.hwfawnc.org) and check under classes and calendar for dates and times, etc.  You will need to fill out the class sign up form (under the drop down for classes) and follow the instructions on the form.  The class fee is listed … materials fee is extra (if you are a member of HWFA you get a discount – if you take a few classes you may be interested in joining  – inquire on the website)  Any questions, please contact them.  

Stab & Gab at this location is on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8pm.  It is a great way to get some extra  “needling” time in.  Get some help, finish up a project or perhaps start something new.  Cost is $15 per session.  If attending, please remember to drive your vehicle in the “exit” gate to access the boarding house.

Forest Gnomes

Come and create a cute (or maybe not so cute!) gnome character for yourself or a special someone. We will be using greys, browns and neutrals of our surrounding mountain area, making lovable gnomes to brighten your day or give as gifts. Great way to practice use of shapes and colors to create your character!
Saturday March 14th 9:30am – 2:30pm

To register for any classes at this location, please go to the HWFA website.

Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists, Inc.
3346 Haywood Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28791
828-595-9475
Email: hwfanc@gmail.com

Classes At Other Locations

I occasionally am invited to teach workshops at other locations or for special events.  See below for details.

FENCE (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center)

FENCE (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center) in Tryon – Foothills Equestrian Nature Center   3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC 828-859-9021
Please register for this class directly with FENCE through their website.  Here is the link to their calendar http://www.fence.org/calendar  and the website has their contact info.  

Forest Gnomes

Come and create a cute (or maybe not so cute!) gnome character for yourself or a special someone. We will be using greys, browns and neutrals of our surrounding mountain area, making lovable gnomes to brighten your day or give as gifts. Great way to practice use of shapes and colors to create your character!
Sunday April 26th 10am – 1pm
_____________________________________________________

Tryon Arts and Crafts School 

Tryon Arts and Crafts School – 373 Harmon Field Road, in Tryon, NC 828.859-8323

Please register directly through their website… here is the link https://tryonartsandcrafts.org/product-category/workshops

New classes coming soon – stay tuned!!

______________________________________________________________________________